Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Is Daniel Fast a Diet?

Weightloss pyramid.
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Listen, the Daniel fast is not a diet. No fast is a diet. Careful... Joy
Thank you Joy, you raise an important question.

We use the term "diet" in the general sense meaning "the food you decide to eat." We never promote it as a weight loss diet, like the cabbage diet. In Daniel 1:15, Daniel and his friends were "fatter in flesh" after only ten days! :-)

Many more people write us to say it is not a fast, because you are allowed to eat food. They don't understand that there are partial fasts and total fasts. So we say Daniel Diet Fast to help these people understand that this is a partial fast.

However, most people do lose weight on the Daniel Fast Diet, because they are avoiding the junk foods that made them fat. If you remove only white sugar and high fructose corn syrup from your diet, you will consume hundreds fewer calories per day.

Every 100 calories you eat require one mile to walk off. An average soda is 180 calories. That means after a 12 oz. soda you need to walk an extra 1.8 miles. Very few people do, so they store the fat on their bodies.

We promote the Daniel Fast Diet as a partial fast for spiritual breakthrough. One blessing or spiritual breakthrough for many is self control. It results in weight loss, because of their rejection of junk foods on a permanent basis.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Randall's Daniel Fast Preparation

I have to say the Daniel Fast truly was a breakthrough for me. It makes you truly look at God and what He has for you and your life.

Spiritual preparation
I can say that spiritually you really need to pray and seek God seriously before you start. Be in your earnest moments with God. Tell Him audibly that You are ready and expecting a mighty and swift move from Him. You don't know, going into this fast, just how serious God is taking you.

Physical preparation
Physically I can say that if you drink caffeine or are a coffee junkie you need to definitely start about a week and a half before the rest of your fast by starting your beverage switch. If you still have any body side effects you can soften by a simple half pill of Tylenol or Excedrin. The fast asks you not to consume caffeine. So you're okay, if you can do the pain reliever before you start you fast.

Also, I feel that before your fast if you are a heavy meat eater I would suggest looking at your meat/protein alternatives before you start too. It will not present such a shock to your body. I myself ate a tremendous amount of foods while on the fast (twice as much as normal) and did not have any sort of problems.

Results
For my results, I found my skin was more clear at the end of the fast. My digestion processes saw a tremendous improvement. I lost 14 lbs (This is not a weight-loss plan). I woke up refreshed and had so much more energy. I found out that a lot of the processed foods I previously consumed were a hindrance to my health to rather than a help.

Difficulties
I always was craving something sweet.I found a whole wheat tortilla, peanut butter and bananas made a great snack burrito. Do not bake with Stevia, its horrible. LOL!

I hope this helps you and guides you. God opened doors for me soon after I finished the fast, and has kept on blessing me since I did this, please take this fast serious, you won't regret it ever.


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Thursday, January 31, 2008

what a new anointing means in practical terms

I am on day 26 of a 40 day Daniel fast. on day 21 I was prayed for and give a word that God was giving me a new anointing and the direction from the Lord was to write it down. I have asked for a spiritual breakthrough and an emotional healing. Generally will God continue to move past the days of the fast? I am still struggling with my emotional breakthrough but this word seems to be an answer to spiritual breakthrough. Any insight as I go on fasting would be helpful. Not really sure what a new anointing means in practical terms. Thank you, Chris

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Great recipes, testimonies, encouragement

I would like to first thank God, for placing this website on your heart. It was a great resource of recipes, testimonies, and words of encouragement. During my time of fasting, God has directed and arranged my schedule. You see, I’m a stay-at-home mom that home-schools. I was struggling with my prayer time, reading the bible, just having time to commune with the Father. During and after the Daniel Fast I feel rejuvenated, rested, see things more clearly and my joy has been replenished. God has not only changed my schedule to spend time with him, but he has also, given me time to join a women’s bible study group. God is surely Awesome. Yvette

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